The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 10 members and 2 guests attending. Members present were WD4LEW, KG4UQL, WQ4Z, W9WA, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, KU4KD, K4FT, K4OH, K4UKB with guests Chad Powell KE4YRF and Brian Hassall. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from July were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes KU4KD 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasure’s report. KU4KD made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and KG4UQL 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

OLD BUISNESS

Repeater Site

John K4OH will make a request to Mike Wilder at the courthouse to get an extra key for the repeater site.

Trailer

The 8X24 trailer is at Marshall K4UKB house for some minor repairs. Chris KG4UQL recommends that everyone look on line for “ARES Trailers” to get some ideas on how to set the trailer up for emergency operations. How should we set up the operator stations? What kind of radios will we need? Etc… Bring your ideas to the next club meeting. George WQ4Z will have Sharon KE4INO check to see if the trailer can be added to the clubs insurance.

Donation

Marty KE4SHC who recently donated a lot of his station to the club would like to remind everyone of his auction 10:30am Saturday September 12 at 606 Ky. Hwy #198 Hustonville.

See http://www.danvillekyrealty.com/auctions for details.

NEW BUISNESS

Repeater – Please reset your PL tone to 100 Hz

The new repeater is back on the air 145.310 – with a 100 hz tone. All agreed that the original repeater site at the knob was the best location so the repeater at the club station has been removed. Reports are very good but Marshall K4UKB states that the SWR is 3:1, the antenna and coax will need to be looked at soon. Marshall also made a shelf and acquired parts so we could use a power supply to float a battery to control voltage spikes and power failures.

UHF Repeater

Marshall K4UKB has the UHF repeater on the air but the antenna is not very high right now. His new antenna and coax are ready to install on top of tower so be sure to keep trying 440.800 +5mhz shift with a pl tone of 100hz. His repeater will be coordinated through the club and use the W4CDA call sign. George WQ4Z will have Sharon KE4INO check to see if the repeater can be added to the clubs insurance.

In Memory of Bob Sowders KE4FMA

It was with great sorrow that the club learned of the passing of Bob KE4FMA.

Bob has been an active member of WRARC for many many years and was currently serving on the Board of Directors for our club.

Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. You will be truly missed Bob, Rest in Peace.

KU4KD made a motion to close the meeting, K4UKB 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:23 pm.

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, October 6th at the Red Cross Building in Danville.

Dinner

China Town in the Danville Manor shopping center – 1560 Hustonville Rd. Danville – 6PM October 6

VE testing

10AM Saturday October 24 at the former Danville Red Cross

2 Meter Net

Every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Web Site

http://www.wrarc.com

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary